Brian McGrattan claimed from Anaheim, Stortini waived…

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Journeyman tough guy Brian McGrattan has been claimed off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks while Zack Stortini has been placed on waivers in hopes of assigning him to the AHL-affiliate Milwaukee Admirals.

Stortini debuted as a Predator in St. Louis this past Saturday. He finished with no points, seven penalty minutes and a shot on goal.

McGrattan is a former fourth round pick of the Los Angeles Kings but his true claim to fame came in 2004-05 when he spent 551 minutes sitting in the penalty box for the Binghamton Senators, setting a new AHL record.

The official press release is below.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS CLAIM BRIAN MCGRATTAN  ON WAIVERS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 11, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club claimed forward Brian McGrattan on waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. McGrattan is on a two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.

McGrattan, 30 (9/2/81), has suited up for 182 NHL contests with Ottawa, Phoenix and Calgary since the 2005-06 campaign, posting 14 points (3g-11a) and 395 penalty minutes. The 6-4, 235-pound native of Hamilton, Ont., split the 2010-11 season between Providence and Syracuse of the American Hockey League, notching 15 points (10g-5a) and 153 penalty minutes in 59 games.

McGrattan was selected 104th overall (fourth round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

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